Child Safe


Our Commitment to Child Safety

Glenroy Central Primary School is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. This will be the primary focus of our care and decision-making.

 

The school’s approach to creating and maintaining a child safe school environment is guided by our school philosophy and values. At Glenroy Central PS school our vision is to provide a safe, inspiring and challenging learning environment that promotes collaborative, engaged and curious learners who can achieve excellence by contributing positively as global citizens.  We know children can struggle to achieve their personal best if they are not safe from abuse.

 

At Glenroy Central PS our values guide the decisions and behaviours of all members of our school community, including in relation to child safety:

  • Caring - for ourselves and others – Caring for, understanding, accepting and appreciating ourselves and others.
  • Curiosity – build confidence in students to asks questions, manage new situations and solve problems
  • Collaboration – share ideas, listen and talk to each other, allow everyone to be involved
  • Citizenship– being honest, sincere and trustworthy
  • Character– Bouncing back from difficulties and disappointments. Accepting challenges, trying hard and not giving up easily.

 

Glenroy Central Primary School has zero tolerance for child abuse.

 

We are committed to providing a child safe environment where children and young people are safe and feel safe, and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives. Our child safe policies, procedures, strategies and practices will be inclusive of the needs of all children, particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, children with disabilities, children who are vulnerable such as those in Out of Home Care or involved with Child Protection and Child First.

 

Every person involved in Glenroy Central PS has a responsibility to understand the important and specific role they play individually and collectively to ensure that the wellbeing and safety of all children and young people is at the forefront of all they do and every decision they make.

 

Child Safe Code of Conduct

 

Child Safey Policy

 

Child Safety Responding and Reporting Policy

 

Inclusion and Diversity Policy

 

 

The Child Safe Standards Update:

There has been an update to the Child Safe Standards from 1st July 2022.

The standards have been expanded from 7 to 11 and have now included a focus on Indigenous children, family involvement, online safety and good organisational governance. We are currently updating our policies to reflect the new standards.

 

All children have the right to feel safe and be safe, but safety does not just happen. The Standards exist to prevent harm and abuse from happening in organisations.

 

The new Standards provide more clarity for organisations and are more consistent with standards in the rest of Australia. For more information about the Standards and how they keep children and young people safe, see the Short Guide to the Child Safe Standards.

 

Child Safe Standard 1 – Organisations establish a culturally safe environment in which the diverse and unique identities and experiences of Aboriginal children and young people are respected and valued.

 

Child Safe Standard 2 – Child safety and wellbeing is embedded in organisational leadership, governance and culture.

 

Child Safe Standard 3 – Children and young people are empowered about their rights, participate in decisions affecting them and are taken seriously.

 

Child Safe Standard 4 – Families and communities are informed and involved in promoting child safety and wellbeing.

 

Child Safe Standard 5 – Equity is upheld, and diverse needs respected in policy and practice.

 

Child Safe Standard 6 – People working with children and young people are suitable and supported to reflect child safety and wellbeing values in practice.

 

Child Safe Standard 7 – Processes for complaints and concerns are child focused.

 

Child Safe Standard 8 – Staff and volunteers are equipped with the knowledge, skills and awareness to keep children and young people safe through ongoing education and training.

 

Child Safe Standard 9 – Physical and online environments promote safety and wellbeing while minimising the opportunity for children and young people to be harmed

 

Child Safe Standard 10 – Implementation of the Child Safe Standards is regularly reviewed and improved

 

Child Safe Standard 11 – Policies and procedures document how the organisation is safe for children and young people